Friday, August 12, 2022

Black Farmers’ Network launches rural community storytelling project

Every rural community has untold stories behind its public-facing story. Good and bad ones. U.S. Department of Agriculture research grant Black Farmers’ Network (BFN) wants to collect those rarely known or documented local histories, starting in the Georgia Black Belt Region. “This project is critical as many of our community storytellers are no longer with...

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